Support » Plugin: Wordfence Security - Firewall & Malware Scan » blocking failed login using an invalid username not working

  • Resolved avefrance



    I’m using the freee version of your security plugin. I tried to blocked login attempts using the username “admin” by adding this username to the option “Immediately block the IP of users who try to sign in as these usernames”. This does not work as I keep on seeing login attempts using the username “admin”.
    I see that you have already been written here on this topic today. Any problems with the plugin?
    And another problem: notifications about entering the site and about blocked IP.

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  • luminsol


    I can confirm this also happens to my sites as well. It’s a bug.



    And why is the support silent ??? !!!

    Plugin Author WFSupport


    Thanks for reaching out and sorry for the delay in responding.

    Even if you immediately block an IP for trying to login as admin that doesn’t stop them from trying again. The only way to do that would be to drive to their physical location and unplug the cord on the computer the attempt comes from. The point is that they are blocked when they try. Are you seeing them from the same IP address still on the site after the attempt was made?


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